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Pola Kinski says the actor, who died in 1991, subjected her to 14 years of sexual abuse and violence from the age of five or six

The eldest daughter of the German actor Klaus Kinski has claimed she was sexually abused by him when she was a child.

In an interview, Pola Kinski said her father, best known as the lead actor in films by the director Werner Herzog, repeatedly raped her over a 14-year period.

"He [Klaus Kinski] started touching me and kissing me with an open mouth when I was quite small, around five or six years old," she told Stern magazine in an interview published on Thursday, ahead of the publication of her autobiography in Germany next week.

Twenty years after his death the self-taught actor who became something of a German legend, is unable to answer the claims. But his daughter said that having spent years living in fear that »

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